Programmes start every Thursday, all year round – you
choose your start and finish dates.
4 weeks to 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements
||You should have some
media experience or a qualification in Media. You should
be adaptable, enthusiastic and have lots of initiative.
Minimum age 18.
Full Price List
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance
►Meeting you at the nearest airport
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Local in-country team support and backup
►24-hr emergency support.
►Certificate of Completion
What's not included
Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required),
Food, Transport to and from
your project, Return
transfer to airport.
Who can do
is open to all nationalities and all ages over 18.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out,
grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in
gaining overseas work experience or an internship for
university credit or requirement.
Also suitable for anyone just wanting to study abroad
and learn about Television and TV Production practice
Please see "Requirements" above.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Australia and
you'll learn about the Aborigine culture that makes this country so
New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding
of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional
An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head
and shoulders above most others in the job market.
And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
Television is an exciting
medium to work in, whether you are going out on site with a film crew, playing a
role in interviewing, helping to write and edit a story or even helping in
administration. This project
offers you the chance to
intern with a
television service which
individuals and community, cultural or educational organisations access to
airtime, training and equipment to produce programs for broadcast.
up the 4 weeks I have spent on my TV placement in Perth, I have
thoroughly enjoyed receiving hands on experience. I feel that where in
the UK you would not be used for anything more than making the tea, here
you are granted the freedom to be creative; to think and research
interesting briefs and then to be allowed to go and shoot them at
various locations. The pace of life may not be as busy as UK media
offices, but it is a perfect opportunity to ease yourself into the
industry, without it being too daunting." Carmen Butcher
work in areas such as camera and sound, script
writing, research, presenting, business administration (doing administration
work is a great way to get to know the organisation), and marketing. If you
have a specialised interest, for example, marketing or editing, we will do
our best to allocate you more time in that area. Generally,
though, you may be asked to help with in the areas of:
work that you'll be involved in will depend on what is required and available at the time of
"I came back to the UK from my travels in May and in September I
was offered a 6 month contract with MTV as their creative
intern, and upon nearing the end of my contract, have now been
offered a year contract at the BBC as production co-ordinator. I
just wanted to say a massive thank you for my experience, both
work and culturally, in Australia. I would hugely recommend this
to anyone, especially those who want to break into media via an
alternative path. Even for those who do not want to obtain a
career in the media, my employer said she was impressed with the
month I did in Australia, because it showed I had the initiative
to get out there and do something productive, and it was
something that stood out amongst the hundreds of CVs she
of the people who work in community television - writers, presenters,
producers, editors, and camera operators - are volunteers. They are people who volunteer because they want to develop the skills
associated with television production and to gain important industry
experience, or simply for the sheer enjoyment and thrill of working in
television produces and broadcasts locally-produced programs that are
relevant to the community, including educational institutions, independent
film makers, ethnic and specialist interest groups and local businesses.
Local news, entertainment and information are presented as a way of
addressing issues and presenting information that commercial or
government-funded stations do not cover. Volunteers can learn about
producing and presenting television programs and how to run a television
service provided by community television reflects a diverse range of
expressions and views; cultivates a sense of community; encourages
participation, learning, innovation and promotes competence in audio-visual
skills. As a result, community television produces programmes with the
community and for the community which reflect Australia’s rich multicultural
diversity and heritage.
is to encourage participation and provide access to the airwaves for all of
the metropolitan community, as well as special interest, ethnic and minority
are non-profit organisations. This means that they do not make money from
the services they provide. Instead these stations use sponsorship
arrangements to cover their day-to-day running costs.
Community television provides numerous opportunities for producers and community members to use
the production equipment and facilities in order to present the many
distinctive programmes offered.
in Western Australia has a unique eleven year track record of multi-award
winning quality television productions which have been broadcast for
community TV stations throughout Australia in both digital and analogue.
Productions can now also be viewed by a wide audience of Community
Television in the USA!
Your accommodation is located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Perth, Western
Australia. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station
and shopping district.
You'll live in a centrally
located lodge that is
friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long term stays. You'll most
own room, but will share a bathroom with others on your floor. There is an
excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to
here to visit the Lodges' website for more information.
Entertainment at the Lodge currently includes a pool table, cheap internet
access, arcade machines and cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few, but with all
the sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying the many outdoor
activities! You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and free CBD
transport. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to
Fremantle, King’s Park or to the many other things to do in the region!
The city center
boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs or you can head over to Northbridge for
more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine. You'll get to work via bus,
which stops outside your accommodation.
is not included in this project so you should budget for meals. We feel that
a good guide would be a weekly budget
of around AUD$70
Got any questions? Please email us:
EXPLORING ART THROUGH THE
EYES OF THE ARTIST:
'The Gallery Watch Experience - Through The Eyes of the Presenter'
Travellers Intern Frankie Aldaiji.
An account of Frankie's first
presenting role assigned to him via the TV work experience program.
Gallery East in North Fremantle, WA, was the venue for the
most recent episode of Gallery Watch to be screened on Friday April 20th.
For those not familiar with the contents of the program, it’s basically a
weekly show focusing on visual artists displaying their works in and around
Perth galleries, and in this case involved me, the presenter meeting up with
and chatting to the painters as they talk us through the thinking behind
Established in 1991, the gallery is run by directors David Forrest and Jánis
Nedéla. Director of Gallery East since 1992 and Chairman of The Association
of Western Australian Art Galleries, David boasts a wealth of knowledge on
the work of artists and craft practitioners presently working within Western
Australia. Jánis himself is and an established Western Australian Artist
himself contains impressive works within Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth's
foremost contemporary art gallery, and with Uber Gallery, Melbourne.
Two of the nation’s finest painters were exhibiting on the night at Gallery
East. With renaissance inspired artist Drusilla Williams showcasing her work
under the theme 'Fishes and Loaves', focusing on still lifes, and cleverly
combining the use of colour and light to good effect. Established artist
Phillip Cook displayed his fine pieces under the banner of ‘Here and
Elsewhere’ a reference to landscapes we see all around us in our daily
Filming for the
program was undertaken by acclaimed producer Tibor Meszaros who came up with
the concept for the show itself more than six years ago, which has been
hitting the screens of Access 31 Perth, Channel 31 Melbourne and currently
in the past two years on Aurora channel 183 on the Foxtel Digital network.
Indeed it was at Gallery East where the very first episode shooting of
Gallery Watch was made.
Assigned with the unforgiving task of tracking my movements on camera, Tibor
quite often reminded me that the mic was indeed not actually an ice cream
cone, as I continuously held it all too close to my mouth, making for an
extremely thankless task of picking up my voice!
Being my first time presenting a program of any kind on television, I
couldn’t help but feel an attack of the butterflies occur more often than
once. Indeed at times any preparation I had undertaken prior to being
recorded seemingly, and regularly made an exit for the nearest open window.
Further excitement and intrigue was provided when director Jánis Nedéla took
numerous still photos of myself interviewing the artists at the kind request
of the Foxtel Digital Network, informing us that the pictures will appear in
the June issue of their program Guide. Apologies for my alarming dress
sense in advance, the striped shirt has now been retired you'll all be
pleased to know!
Nevertheless, a good time was had by all, with complimentary glasses of wine
flowing as freely as the conversation. The artists discussed at great length
their work, and what and who inspired or influenced them to get to where
they are today. Visitors to the gallery were also forthcoming and
straight-talking in providing their interpretations and opinions on the
pictures, making for an interesting and informative watch!
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT:
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll
contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on
details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have
access to all the documentation and information which we've put
together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your
Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you
throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on
your placement and on your return home.
The documents you'll have access to also include a Country
Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on
your particular program (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment
Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we
can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.
As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is
different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the
most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in
Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in
all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this
On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country: When you arrive you will be welcomed by a member of our
will take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone. During your first few days you'll be given an induction so that you can learn
about the country and its culture, as well as other useful information, like how
to use the transport system, banks, safety issues, tipping, and lots more.
Frankie Aldaiji presenting 'Gallery Watch' which is being aired on Perth TV.
While on your placements, you can also book some
Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.
project can also be combined with any of our other projects in Australia, or
you could even do a second project in a different region of the country - or
perhaps New Zealand - thus
doubling your adventure and enjoyment!
BEAT OUT YOUR COMPETITION!
planning a gap year or career break and contemplating a career in
a work experience placement such as this could be just the thing you're
looking for. This type of work experience is a great way of enhancing
your CV or résumé and making you stand out from the crowd in this
increasingly competitive world.
LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:
The best advice you'll get from us
is to try to see some of the country while you're
there. It's big (huge!) and each different region is exciting
and very, very beautiful.
A little about Perth: Perth was built on the
banks of the magnificent Swan River over 150 years ago and is now a city
rich in culture and filled with theatres, art galleries and museums.
The city is modern and vibrant - a fun, friendly and 'laid back' place, with
clear skies and a sunny climate. Western Australia is locally known as the
'state of excitement!'
Some of its more famous attractions include
Kings Park, Scarborough Beach, Fremantle and the Swan River.
Fremantle (or as the local’s call it, ‘Freo’) is the city’s port and is
rich in history. At weekends you will find
entertainment and plenty of alfresco style cafes to laze in.
restaurants to suit all tastes - the most popular cuisine is of course the
great Australian BBQ. Barbeque facilities are abundant in local parks - take
your own food and cook up a feast, Australian style! For meals in local
restaurants, a trip to Perth's inner city center is well worth the effort -
it bustles with activity and offers a range of choices of restaurants.
THE BEST OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Courtesy of Western Australia Tourism -
Fremantle - Spend a few days in Fremantle is an absolute must. Just
a 30 minute drive from Perth's city center. Freo, as it's known by
locals is a vibrant port city you can't miss.
Rottnest Island - Just offshore from Perth, Rottnest Island is where
the locals go to swim at white-sand beaches, snorkel in turquoise water
over shipwrecks, or kick back and go fishing. Rotto, as it's called
locally, is a car-free zone, which adds to its relaxed feel.
Margaret River - No trip to Western Australia is complete
without a pit stop at Margaret River. Originally a chilled out
surfie town, Margaret River has evolved into the ultimate
smorgasbord of good food, fine wine and spectacular scenery - just a
three-and-a-half hour drive south of Perth.
Albany - Prepare to be blown away by Albany's dramatic convict
history, set against a backdrop of rugged granite coastline, green seas
and a wild beauty that tugs at the heartstrings. Step back in time and
explore convict jails, old taverns, whaling ships and settlers' cottages
and grand National Trust homes in beautifully landscaped grounds.
Denmark - You'll fall in love with Denmark - where towering tall
trees meet the ocean. The town has a relaxed village atmosphere,
romantic timber milling history and incredible coastal scenery.
Ningaloo Reef - Take a dive with hundreds of tropical fish,
amazing coral formations and the world's biggest fish, the whale shark,
at unspoilt Ningaloo Reef.
Monkey Mia - Monkey Mia is one of Western Australia's most famous
dolphin watching destinations.
- The Shark Bay World Heritage Area was Western Australia's first World
Heritage Listed site and one of only 16 Australia wide that fit all four
selection criteria. Shark Bay's wilderness and natural wonders make for
a unique vacation.
The Pinnacles - The extraordinary ancient rock formations that
make up the Pinnacles are located about a three-hour drive north of
Perth near the coastal town of Cervantes.
Kalgoorlie - Get ready for a heady trip to Kalgoorlie, Western
Australia's largest goldfields town famed for its fascinating gold rush
history, fabulous old buildings and old gold miners' ghost towns.
Esperance - For squeaky-white beaches, getting off the beaten
track and bunking down under the stars, head south to Esperance. This
place is so relaxed even the kangaroos sun bake on the beach.
The cosmopolitan city of Bunbury, just two hours drive south of Perth,
is located on a spectacular peninsular surrounded by blue waters of the
Indian Ocean, Koombana Bay and the Leschenault Inlet.
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arrive in your new country, please
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